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1-in-100-Million Cotton-Candy-Colored Lobster Caught

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An extremely rare lobster was caught near Maine last month. 

Canadian fisherman Robinson Russell made the catch of a lifetime, landing 1-in-100-million lobster, according to the Lobster Institute. He caught the crustacean near Off the Grand Manan Island a few miles from the coast of Maine.

Last November, he discovered he’d caught a cotton-candy-colored lobster. But, just recently a photo on Robinson Russell’s Instagram page had garnered this lobster a lot of attention.

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The reason for this coloring most likely comes from a genetic mutation, affecting the coloring while the internal makeup is just fine. Most lobsters have a dark, blue-green coloring before they are cooked. Some other rare colorings are orange, yellow, split-toned, electric blue or calico.

This unique, 2-pound lobster that’s adopted the name “Lucky” was donated to the Huntsman Marine Science Centre aquarium in New Brunswick, Canada. He’ll live out his life in captivity, safe from predators who could easily spot his bright coloring.

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1-in-100-Million Cotton-Candy-Colored Lobster Caught